Temperance Hall Community Home Destroyed by Fire

December 7, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Carl Montgomery Home Destroyed by Fire

A man and his grandson were left homeless after a fire destroyed their residence at 138 Old Temperance Hall Road Monday night.

DeKalb County Volunteer Firefighters were called to the home of Carl Montgomery around 6:00 p.m. after a passerby spotted flames coming from the residence and called 911 to report it. Neither Montgomery nor his grandson were at home at the time and no one was injured.

County Fire Chief Donny Green said when firefighters arrived they found flames coming through the roof and back side of the house. The home could not be saved. Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to other structures nearby.

The home and all contents were destroyed.

Chief Green said it appeared the fire started from a back bedroom. The cause is undetermined.

Members of the Temperance Hall, Liberty, Main Station, and tanker truck responded along with DeKalb EMS and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

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